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Olive Oyl is the femme fatale with a valuable, green, glowing jewel in need of protection. Popeye plays private eye and saves the day. Animation by Tom Johnson and Frank Endres. Story by I. Klein. Music by Winston Sharples. Produced in 1954.
This movie is part of the collection: Film Chest Vintage Cartoons
Director: Seymour Kneitel
Production Company: Associated Artists Productions & Famous Studios Productions
Keywords: popeye; cartoon; animation
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Victor Von Psychotron -
This is a great print and I like the way the colors would go green whenever the gem was in view.
Subject: Really Cute
Watched Popeye as a kid. It was nice to see it with an adult mindset.
Subject: I just checked Babylon
That really IS Arabic for spinach. 5 stars to Kneitel and crew for being culturally correct!
Subject: Elementary, my dear Popeye
Popeye plays Private Eye here, obviously. When A valuable gem gets stolen from Oyl, all paths lead to the butler of course (played by Bluto). And soon, its a round the world chase MFOR Bluto and Popeye. Soon, thanks to some spinach, Popeye gets his man!
This was just ok, nothing revolutionary, just ok.
and slightly dull. a time filler for a TV schedule, nothing special here folks.
Subject: Private eye through brute strength
Popeye simply does not make a very good private detective. He repeatedly (and bafflingly) blows his cover way too quickly. Eventually he ditches the covert methods and comes up with a solution that is typically Popeye.
A couple of interesting notes:
- Popeye is a very convincing cross-dresser
- Popeye appears to know how to read Arabic
- There is a potentially awkward moment when Popeye and the butler first meet